What an exuberant description of wild strawberries! A coral coinage with the berries singing not only in batches, but in tune!
‘Once in Abkhazia I came upon whole streaks of northern wild strawberries … How happy this coral coinage of the northern summer made me! The ripe glandular berries hung in triads and pentads, and they sang in batches, and in tune.’
Source: Osip Mandelstam, Journey to Armenia (London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011), p. 64 – reviewed here.
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